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Preventing Pregnancy with a Gel for Men?

This June the largest effort in the U.S. to test a new hormonal male contraceptive starts—with support from NIH.

Contraceptives help prevent pregnancy. Currently condoms and a vasectomy are the most effective male contraceptives.

The new clinical trial is testing a contraceptive gel that men rub on their arms and shoulders daily to reduce sperm count.

The trial is led by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. It runs until 2022.

Interested in participating in the contraceptive trial? Visit NIH ClinicalTrials.gov Opens new window to see if there’s a trial site near you.

SOURCES: MedlinePlus: Contraceptives; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: Contraceptives Opens new window

Spring 2018 Issue: Volume 13 Number 1 Page 5A
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